Originally Posted by Supraru
Take your car on a real track for more then a couple laps. You'll immediately wish you had brembos. Now to the trans. I broke mine twice in my 2700 lb Rs with lgt gears which is the same gears as the current wrx. Once was rely with zero abuse. Second was on its first semi hard launch. Had maybe slightly less then 350 whp.
Willow Springs isn't a real track?
I've tracked my 05 legacy gt many times, stage II, with some upgraded pads and my car did just fine with its 5 speed. I also dragged it twice. I had 110k before I got my new wrx in 11'.